Manchester United humble Istanbul Basaksehir at Old Trafford
Manchester United secure second straight home win UEFA Champions League 2020-21
Three weeks after suffering a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Istanbul Basaksehir in their previous UEFA Champions
League fixture, the red devils settled scores with their Turkish opponents as they ran out 4-1 winners when
the two sides met again at Old Trafford on Tuesday
Manchester United humble Istanbul Basaksehir, Bruno Fernandes’ brace gave Manchester United a 2-0 lead
inside the first twenty minutes.
The Portuguese midfielder rifled home a thunderous first-time strike in the 7th minute before a goalkeeping
error allowed him to roll the ball into an empty net in the 19th minute.
Marcus Rashford then won and scored a penalty to give Manchester United a three-goal lead in the 35th minute,
with the visitors carving out a couple of decent chances but failing to convert.
Basaksehir managed to pull a goal back in the 75th minute as Deniz Türüç’s free-kick was adjudged to have
crossed the line before being clawed away by David de Gea.
After enduring several nervy moments in which Basaksehir hit the bar, Manchester United were able to restore
their three-goal cushion in added time, with Mason Greenwood squaring for Daniel James to tuck away their
side’s fourth at the end of a swift counter-attack.